Q2 2019 Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Tumbles

July 7, 2019 at 3:30 am

Since 2003, the Vistage CEO Confidence Index has provided a quarterly comprehensive report of the opinions and projections of more than 1,400 CEOs of small- to mid-sized companies about the economy, their hiring and investment plans, and prospects for their revenues and profitability. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index has been […]

Q1 2019 Vistage Confidence Index: Optimism Sinks Further

April 21, 2019 at 3:30 am

New data from Vistage finds that the economic confidence of CEOs from small and midsize businesses continues to fall. The Vistage National CEO Confidence Index measured 91.6, compared to 95.4 last quarter (Q4 2018) and 105.8 one year ago (Q1 2019). The decline in the index was largely driven by CEOs’ lower […]

CEO Optimism Sinks

January 20, 2019 at 3:30 am

Economic confidence among CEOs continued to decline according to the Q4 2018 survey. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 95.4 in Q4, down from 103.0 in Q3 and last year’s fifteen-year peak of 110.3. Confidence Index Highlights 44% of CEOs said the economy had recently improved, a 20 point drop […]

Q3 2018 Confidence Index: Optimism Dips

October 21, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q3 Vistage CEO Confidence Index – Economic confidence among CEOs continues its slow decline, according to the Q3 2018 Vistage CEO Confidence Index. The survey of 1,484 leaders of small and midsize businesses shows confidence decreasing from the 14-year peak set in late 2017, following the passage of the […]

What Are CEO’s Most Concerned About Today?

August 19, 2018 at 3:30 am

Entering the second half of 2018, Vistage Research compiled a report summarizing the key concerns CEO’s face today. This report draws on data from the Vistage Q2 CEO Confidence Index report and a team of expert economists. Here are the five key areas of concern: Cost pressures broadening and growing stronger Talent […]

Q2 2018 Confidence Index: CEO Confidence Index Stable in Q2 2018

August 5, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q2 Vistage CEO Confidence Index – New data from Vistage indicates that the economic confidence of CEOs from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) has stabilized at favorable levels. The Vistage CEO National Confidence Index measured 104.1 in the Q2 2018 survey, which is slightly lower than the index from […]

Vistage Confidence Index Chicago Update

May 13, 2018 at 3:30 am

As reported earlier in April, CEOs nationally continue to voice optimism about their future financial prospects and plan to increase their investments and expand their labor force. Although the Vistage CEO Confidence Index retreated from the decade high recorded at year-end 2017, it remains quite favorable. Here in Chicago, while CEO’s […]

Q1 2018 Confidence Index: CEO Confidence Index Slips in 2018

April 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q1 Vistage CEO Confidence Index – The confidence of CEOs from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) has slipped in the past quarter but remains high, according to new data from Vistage. The Vistage CEO Confidence Index measured 105.8 in Q1 2018. By comparison, the index was 110.3 last quarter […]

Q4 2017 Confidence Index: CEO Optimism Surges to Decade Peak

February 4, 2018 at 3:30 am

The Q4 Vistage CEO Confidence Index was nearly equal to the second and third quarters of 2017, suggesting that optimism among small business CEOs has stabilized. Q4 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 66% of CEOs of CEOs said the economy had recently improved, a significant increase from last quarter’s52%. 45% […]

Q3 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results

November 12, 2017 at 3:30 am

The Q3 Vistage CEO Confidence Index was nearly equal to the second and third quarters of 2017, suggesting that optimism among small business CEOs has stabilized. Q2 2017 Vistage CEO Confidence Index highlights include: 52% of CEOs said the economy had recently improved, slightly below last quarter’s 55% but more than twice […]